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Firefighters rescue cell phone tower worker

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

Charlotte firefighters on Thursday rescued a cellphone tower worker dangling from the structure after having some type of medical emergency.

The high-elevation rescue happened at a tower on Shamrock Drive, a few blocks from the Charlotte Museum of History. Two firefighters climbed up the side of the tower. It took them about 45 minutes to pull the worker up, and another 45 to get him onto the ground.

The condition of the injured worker wasn’t available Thursday night.

The worker appeared to be standing, moving his hands and feet. He later got into a harness provided by the Fire Department.

He was transported to Carolinas Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

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